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Rocket Engine Assembly Engineer

Location: Huntsville
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.
As part of a diverse and hardworking team of Manufacturing Engineers, you will be responsible for supporting the Assembly area for various rocket engine assemblies. As an Assembly Manufacturing Engineer, you will implement new processes, evaluate process capability and support transitioning processes to production. Focus will be on quality and repeatability, with special focus on precision clean room assemblies utilizing thermo fit techniques and cryo-testing methods. As an integral member of the team you will use data to drive process improvements, relay engineering requirements, and support manufacturing processes. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable human spaceflight.
We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. The permanent location of this position is Huntsville, Alabama, and passion for our mission and vision is required!

  • Define, develop, implement, optimize and own rocket engine assembly, integration, and test processes.
  • Translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional hardware by developing manufacturing work instructions to clearly define the following manufacturing processes: receiving inspection, fabrication, assembly, test, integration, and refurbishment.
  • Closely manage build sequence, cost, quality and schedule of hardware on a daily basis throughout the entire manufacturing process.
  • Conduct PFMEA studies and develop mistake-proof manufacturing methods.
  • Perform root cause analysis when non-conformances and escapes are identified and deploy corrective actions.
  • Create and maintain BOM's, routings and work instructions for engine assemblies.
  • Create/modify manufacturing work instructions to disposition NC's.
  • Utilize lean manufacturing methodology for process development and problem solving.
  • Design, procure, install, and qualify custom manufacturing equipment/fixtures.
  • Troubleshoot and operate equipment as required.
  • Travel required for training and other support activities.
  • Collaborate closely with internal customers (M&P engineers, test technicians, manufacturing engineers, management and design/analysis engineers) to define requirements and align tools to meet company objectives.
    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial, or Aerospace Engineering (other relevant fields may apply) from an accredited university.
    • 3+ years direct manufacturing and manufacturing engineering experience.
    • Understanding of engineering fundamentals for mechanical design and manufacturing including working knowledge of GD&T.
    • Strong written, personal, technical, and software skills (CAD, Scheduling, Issue Tracking, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc)
    • Ability to develop processes compliant to industry quality systems such as AS9100.
    • Flexibility with regard to occasional support of second shift.
    • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.
      • Broad experience in hardware manufacturing: assembly, integration, instrumentation, cleaning, non-destructive testing, leak testing, final acceptance testing of integrated hardware, fabrication, machining, etc.
      • Experience with exotic materials (i.e. super alloys) and compatibility with various chemicals
      • Cryo thermal assembly and testing experience
      • CMM multi-axis data interpretation with GD&T
        Export Control RegulationsApplicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.
        Equal Employment OpportunityBlue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated workforce. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see here and here.Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.
        Affirmative Action and Disability AccommodationApplicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin's Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at
        BenefitsEmployee Benefits include Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability, and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.
        Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidays

Keywords: BLUE ORIGIN, Huntsville , Rocket Engine Assembly Engineer, Engineering , Huntsville, Alabama

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